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217 Today: Some states aren’t ready for the rollout of a national mental health crisis line

Monday, June 20, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has counted fifteen cases of monkeypox in Illinois this year.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the weekend finally recommended that children from six months up to five years old get vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders came to the Mississippi River town of Burlington in southeast Iowa bordering Illinois to show support for striking C-N-H Industrial workers.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about the rollout of a new three-digit mental health crisis number, and, if states are prepared.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Brian Moline, Jane Carlson and Carter Barrett.

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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